Peterson Junior Rusticated Nickel Mounted Straight Billiard Fishtail Tobacco Pipe


The Specialty Junior Straight Billiard has a lovely nickel accent band.

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About the Shape

A smaller edition of a typical Peterson pipe, this straight billiard is part of the Specialty range and has a more petite, lightweight shape.

Length 139mm
Weight 25g
Bowl Height 38mm
Bowl Width 31mm
Chamber Depth 33mm
Chamber Width 17mm
Stem Material Vulcanite
Filter None
Shape Billiard
Finish Rusticated
Material Briar

About the Series

The Junior Rusticated series beautifully showcases Peterson’s range of lightweight, elegant Specialty shapes with a classic, dark rusticated finish, lending these trim designs a timeless aesthetic.

About the Range

Something of a departure from the stout, muscular aesthetic that characterizes so much of Peterson’s portfolio, the Junior line contains a number of their more petite, lightweight shapes such as the Apple, Rhodesian, Billiard, and Acorn. It was created in 1945 and remains a popular range to this date.

About Peterson of Dublin

In 1874, just one year after receiving a prize medal for his efforts at the 1873 London International Exhibition, German émigré Frederick Kapp moved his pipe retail operation from London to Dublin, Ireland, where he opened a new tobacco and pipe shop, making and selling pipes crafted from meerschaum as well as briar root, a relatively new material to the market. Within a year, Frederick employed a young Latvian woodworker named Charles Peterson to help with production and repairs.

In 1890, after 15 years of handling and repairing multitudes of pipes, and thinking critically about how to improve their design, Peterson applied for and secured a patent in his own name, titled “A certain new and useful improvement in Tobacco-Pipes,” introducing a unique system designed to wick moisture away from the smoke and deliver a fuller tobacco flavor – a design he would continue to improve over the next eight years. By 1896, after winning two gold medals at the International Tobacco Trades Exhibition in London for “Best Finished Pipe” and “Best Patent Pipe,” Charles Peterson, together with Frederick’s son Alfred Henry, had transformed the small pipe shop and smoking parlour into a budding international export factory, introducing the patented System pipe, as well as a host of other Classic designs, to the hands and minds of enthusiasts worldwide, where Kapp & Peterson has remained for generations.

As the oldest continuously operating briar pipe factory in the world, the pipe makers at Peterson have a certain tradition to uphold, a legacy of craftsmanship dating back over 150 years. Whether you’re browsing for your very first pipe or are a seasoned collector in search of a rare gem, know that every pipe in their catalogue carries with it that same preservation of tradition. A Peterson pipe isn’t just a utilitarian tool; it’s a piece of history you can carry with you in your travels, a faithful companion to accompany you through all that life offers.

Additional information

Weight 0.12 kg
Dimensions 15.00 × 9.00 × 6.00 cm